Research Papers

Alberta Traffic Safety Plan Aboriginal Traffic Safety Strategy

Filename cmrsc19_70.pdf
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Date added June 7, 2009
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Category 2009–CMRSC-XIX–Saskatoon
Tags Session 3A
Author/Auteur Ross Danyluk

Abstract

The Alberta Traffic Safety Plan: Saving Lives on Alberta’s Roads (ATSP) is a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries in the province. It outlines key initiatives to help prevent motor vehicle collisions, build safer roads, establish and enforce traffic laws, and better educate all Albertans about traffic safety.
The next phase of the ATSP was the development of the Traffic Safety Action Plan for 2007 to 2010. This plan identified the activities to be undertaken in the short-term, over the next one to three years as well as support some of the government strategic objectives, specifically improve Albertans’ quality of life and provide safe and secure communities. Based on this action plan, the Traffic Safety Plan Community Mobilization Strategy was developed and implemented to deliver traffic safety strategies to Alberta communities.
A key component of the Community Mobilization Strategy is the involvement of the various Métis and First Nations community stakeholders located throughout the province.
In late 2008 and early 2009, collaboration and comprehensive consultations occurred with Métis and First Nation Elders, community leaders, federal representatives, service providers, and Government of Alberta staff.
The result of this collaboration was the development of an Aboriginal Traffic Safety Strategy to enable authentic development and implementation of community-based traffic safety strategies, tailored for each Métis and First Nation community. Six (6) of the recently appointed Regional Traffic Safety Coordinators are devoted to supporting this key aspect of the Community Mobilization Strategy.
This paper describes the process underpinnings and development status of the Alberta Traffic Safety Plan Aboriginal Traffic Safety Strategy.

Ross Danyluk